Tuesday, August 9, 2011

the good old days.

here in vermont, there are antique stores galore (i always stock up on beautiful treasures). i love the simplicity of how life used to be before technology, mass production, and planned obsolescence. products were so much more lovely, simple, and charming, like this handspun linen and enamel spoon which i now own and cherish.

6 comments:

Lori Buff said...

Those are really great finds. Do you intend to use them? I hope so. Galvanized steal buckets and wooden rocking chairs always give me a sense of nostalgia. It might be part of our attraction to pottery.

rae dunn. said...

YES. i think potters are naturally drawn to hand made things with little/no bells + whistles. i use almost every "old" thing i buy. they just WORK better !

SUSAN WELLS said...

Yes, I think potters love old and hand made because we are sensitive beings. The mass produced items are so trapped in their function that even though they have sentient components, metals, wood, etc they are not able to satisfy our desire for interaction and changeability:) Antiques and hand made have been touched and loved and therefore contain heart of the matter. Three cheers for hands!

rae dunn. said...

hip hip hooray !

Maki said...

An ACE find! Absolutely agree with all. I cannot take my eyes off from old & handmade beauty. xm

Anonymous said...

Another "twin" moment (for me, at least). I couldn't agree more. I write a blog post about that topic a while back ("handmade")

Helen
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